We’d like to introduce you to the women and men who take care of your children every day at St Peters Childcare. You’ll find plenty of experience and faithful care in our team.
Mum of two girls, Greta is a dedicated wife who has a heart for helping children and families flourish. Her work with children and families through early childhood teaching, special education, Plunket and play therapy has helped equip her to manage the diverse array of tasks when running a childcare centre. When she’s not busy cheering on her daughters in sports and music she enjoys getting out into nature, walking her dog, and most importantly spending time with her family. Greta and her family attend St Peters in the City.
Kirsty is a dedicated teacher who often goes the extra mile to care for or brighten someone’s day. With a dedication for providing the children in her care with the utmost quality care and education, Kirsty values relationships and communication with parents and ensures that parents are fully informed of their child’s day. Kirsty utilises her creative flare to bring exciting learning experiences to the Explorers room. Kirsty has 2 adult sons, attends St Peters Church, enjoys family time, the beach, studying genealogy and motorsports.
Having raised six sons and has been teaching for many years in a variety of settings, Cherie has a wealth of knowledge and experiences to draw from as a teacher and has been with us for five years. Cherie loves to share Te Reo Maori, take the children on outings within our local community and engage the children in physical movement and activities. Cherie is passionate about creating a learning environment that supports and fosters each child’s learning and development. When she’s not working you will find Cherie out fishing with her husband and whanau, enjoying the kai moana from these adventures, skiing in the winter time and running courses at her church Bethlehem Baptist.
Richard is qualified and registered as an EC teacher, he also is as a builder. Father to two adult daughters and a dedicated husband, early childhood education runs in the family with his wife and daughter also ECE teachers. Richard loves to provide the children with new and challenging learning experiences through construction, problem solving, obstacle courses and project work. Richard likes to spend his free time tinkering with cars, working with carpentry, making Kombucha and creating tasty recipes. Richard and his family attend Tauranga Elim Church.
Corina is always on the go and ensures that there are plenty of dynamic educational opportunities for all the children. As a teacher with many years experience Corina is skilled at extending children’s learning and interests. Passionate about health and nutrition, Corina is the driving force behind our centre’s participation in the Healthy Heart Award. A devoted wife and mum of two adult children Corina enjoys keeping fit, traveling, reading a good book, watching movies and attending bible study groups at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Corné initially was a social worker in her home country of South Africa, then retrained as an early childhood educator 24 years ago. Having raised her children while juggling a career Corné understands the challenge that this can be for working parents. Corné strives to create a place where families feel welcome and have peace of mind that their precious children are well cared for at the centre. In her spare time Corné enjoys listening to jazz, going for walks and capturing the beauty of nature on camera with her husband and two adult children. Corné is an elder at St Peter’s in the City and is involved in the children’s ministry.
Kirsty has been teaching at our centre for 10 years. As a mum of a young son Kirsty appreciates the value of learning through play. With a background in graphic design Kirsty brings her creative talents to her teaching. Kirsty is a kind, gentle person who nurtures and encourages children so that they feel safe and confident in our centre. Kirsty enjoys spending time with her husband and son, crafts and creating mosaics, exploring the world and admiring architecture.
Liz is a mother of three and grandmother of three. Liz is a nurturing, caring person who loves to work with the children and do household tasks at the centre. She is a talented musician who often shares this with the children through song and playing musical instruments. Liz has recently graduated with Level Two Te Reo. In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and family, painting watercolours and serving on the music team at her church.
Glenda is a prayerful person who loves a good cup of coffee. Glenda enjoys both working with the children and being helpful with the household tasks of the childcare centre. Glenda has recently graduated with Level Two Te Reo alongside Liz Jukes (also at our centre). When Glenda is not working at our centre you will find her volunteering at St John’s Op Shop or the St John’s Health Shuttle, singing in a choir and spending time with her husband and friends and attending Holy Trinity Church, in the City.
Wendy is a qualified and experienced Primary School teacher, who has also been involved in running the children’s church and playgroup at St Peters Church. As a wife and mum of two teenagers, Wendy is often busy supporting her family with music, drama, sports and dance. In her spare time you will find Wendy walking, crafting and making meals for friends and family.
Anke has been volunteering at our childcare for many years. Anke shares her love for music and dance with the children and enjoys helping the children with their learning and play. Anke volunteers for a few hours 2-3 times a week.
Ruth has a passion for supporting our teachers to provide quality care and education to our children and families. Ruth is a trained ECE teacher, and was programme co-ordinator for a children’s church programme. Ruth has three children and spends her time outside of the centre baking, reading, making arts and crafts, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, attending Hope Centre Church and enjoying quality time with her husband and family.